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  • Senate bill would overhaul NSA surveillance

    WASHINGTON The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone and Internet information. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said that, if enacted, the bill "would...
  • Democrats urge no U.S. contracts for corporate tax 'deserters'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Corporations that move their tax domiciles abroad would be denied federal contracts under legislation offered on Tuesday by Democrats in the U.S. Congress, targeting tax-driven deals known as inversions. With November's...
  • Consumer groups continue fight over airfare advertising

    Consumer groups continue fight over airfare advertising
    Consumer groups continued marshaling forces on Tuesday, a day after the House passed a bill that would allow airlines to advertise fares without all the taxes and fees included, amounting to bait-and-switch pricing, they claim. However, the airline...
  • U.S. nuclear negotiator declines setting deadline on Iran deal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lead U.S. nuclear negotiator declined to give a final deadline on Tuesday for negotiating a final nuclear agreement with Iran, but said participants mean to finish the international talks at the end of the current four-month...
  • U.S. Senate panel backs confirmation of new ambassador to Russia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to be the new U.S. ambassador to Russia could be on his way to Moscow in days, after U.S. senators put aside partisan differences to hold a quick vote backing his appointment on Tuesday. The...
  • This billionaire is still trying to make you panic about federal debt

    This billionaire is still trying to make you panic about federal debt
    Crusaders know they're nothing without something to crusade against. That's undoubtedly why hedge fund billionaire Peter G. Peterson keeps harping on the federal debt. It's the same reason that army generals talk up the capabilities of national enemies,...
  • Michael Mann: Public opinion critical for climate change fight

    If it's seemed warm to you of late, you'd be right. It is warm — in southeastern Pennsylvania, throughout the state and around the world. May 2014 was the warmest May on record on the planet, as noted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Senators urge Obama to deliver consistent message on marijuana

    WASHINGTON After nearly two years of sending conflicting signals on the legalization of marijuana, the Obama administration finds itself under increased pressure from all sides to deliver a consistent message on where it stands. Democratic senators...
  • Families of fallen contract firefighters denied federal benefits

    WASHINGTON Mark Ransdell and seven fellow firefighters died without federal benefits 11 years ago on their way home from battling an Idaho blaze. They were contractors who had worked alongside U.S. Forest Service crews to save the Boise National Forest....
  • Robert B. Reich: The increasing irrelevance of corporate nationality

    "You shouldn't get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers," President Obama said last week. He was referring to American corporations now busily acquiring foreign companies in order to become non-...
  • Land of Lincoln is a state of despair

    I am a 75-year-old man, born and raised in the Land of Lincoln. I have always believed in government of the people, by the people and for the people. I grew up in a state where the political leaders were honorable men and respected statesmen, such as...